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The revelation. by Baron-Engel The revelation. by Baron-Engel
When we last left off Celestia, Luna, Twilight, Petina and myself along the palace staff had been poring over our options on how to defeat the Lord of Shadows fav.me/d580zst and release the ponies he had made "permanent guests" fav.me/d58k1tz However our research had not brought us any immediate solutions.

Using me as a medium Paynes Gray fav.me/d56qfjl continued voice his opinion that the only way to defeat the Lord of Shadows was for me to write a new ending the Paynes original novel "The Kingdom of Shadows" and illustrate the demise of him. Then use my inherited talent to bring the scene to live forcing the Lord of Shadows to act out his on death.

That sounded just too convenient and Celestia and Luna both pointed out that odds were very high that it would backfire in our faces. However most other means of magic were of only limited help against a being who can escape through tiny crack and shadow. In the end we kept coming back to the two facts we knew. If we could get the Lord of Shadows to a place where no shadows existed and no cracks or crevices were present to escape through then you could defeat him. Even the Elements of Harmony would be of limited use.

Celestia made the observation that she knew of a place with no shadows. The surface of the sun, but she was very certain that the Lord of Shadows would not take up Celestia's offer of a picnic on the surface of the sun since she can walk on it with no ill effect due to an energy field/ spell that surrounds her when she is there.

Luna knew of a place in Equestria that had no cracks or crevices and that was the planetarium located under the palace in Everfree where she and Celestia learned how to manage the sun and the moon. It is a magical constructed smooth hemisphere and when its door is closed it has not single crack or seam is to be found. Luna had been back there since her return and found it to still be functional.

After a couple days we had an unexpected visit from Applejack who came up to Canterlot to visit us and see what progress we had made and say hi to Twilight. She said that she some time on her hand since applebucking season was over, but we had our own reports that said she was having really trouble being anywhere around the farm fav.me/d58stic at the moment.

Now this whole time I was trying to think of something I could to do to help with the skills I had. I knew I was staring at the solution but couldn't put my hoof on it. Then one day I was following behind Celestia with our group in tow when I looked up at the princess's flanks and realized that was the answer. Of course. It was so obvious.

I was so excited at my revelation that without even thinking I reared back on my hind legs and planted my front hooves on her cutie marks. Now I have it on very good authority, Luna said it, that Celestia's cutie mark does not usually make a sound like a clown car horn but in this case it did. For several seconds nothing happened. Everyone just froze at the realization of what had occurred. Then Celestia looked over her shoulder and just glared at me. I just stared at her as the full impact of what I had done sunk in. Petina just smiled. Applejack scowled at me and Twilight blew part of her brain out her nose.

After a series of hasty apologies I quickly began to outline sudden idea for defeating our adversary. Of course Petina had jumped to her own hedonistic conclusion what my intentions were. This resulted Applejack wondering even more about the moral character of Petina. The girl has a rather one track mind at times.

My clever little plan was to arrange our formal meeting with the Lord of Shadows in the planetarium; however before he arrived I would paint a giant symbol of the sun on the floor. If we were unable to come diplomatic solution then I would use my talent to summon a representation of the sun inside the room. Celestia would be there of course for the negotiations and she could use her powers to make certain that my little version of the sun didn't get out of hand. With the door closed the entire room would be engulfed in the fiery light of the sun and our enemy would me no more.

Everyone thought the plan was ingenious but almost everyone saw some potential problem with the idea. Luna pointed out that it would take time to paint the symbol and the longer it took the great the chance that the Lord of Shadow might intervene. Twilight reminded me that more accurate and precise I rendered an image the more stable it appeared. Would I be able to create that large of an picture and still control it?

Finally Celestia noted the most dangerous flaw in my grand scheme. For me to create my own little version of the sun I would have to be inside the planetarium since tests conducted by the princess's had determined that I could not remotely bring one of my drawings to life. Celestia was pretty certain that I be one very incinerated little pony before succeeded in finishing my greatest creation.

I hate when my subconscious decides to shoot holes in my great ideas. However I had some possible answers to their questions. One we could run some tests in palace to see just how much time I need and possibly come up with a solution that would address the time and accuracy constraints. As for me being turned into a flash blind, crispy pony I asked Celestia how big was the field/ spell that protected her from the fiery violence of the sun? "Not that big." was her answer. Undaunted I asked whether she could extend just a bit. Maybe enough that I could huddle under her and would that be enough? She thought said maybe but we would need to test that to. It looked like we have a bit of homework in front of us.
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:iconjardape:
jardape Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
That would be cool way to defeat willian. Have s.. :D
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Owlor Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lemme get this straight, the supreme ruler of all of Equestria, and you grab her butt? That's bold dude, but I suppose you only live twice...
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well at the time I was not really thinking about what I was doing. I just looked up and saw the potential salvation to our problem right before my eyes.
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Owlor Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was one of those things that made perfect sense in your head, and then once you said it out loud, you realized how it'd sound like to those that don't have any context? Yeah, I've had some of those moments...
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oops! Was that my outer voice speaking?
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radiantsilverfire Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
the entire scene involving celestia's cutie mark had me laughing so hard that i almost fell off the couch!
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah with hindsight I get a chuckle over it; however when it happened I was seriously wondering whether I was going to find out what the moon looked like in this universe.
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FiretrontheHedgehog Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Initiating physical contact the Princess' hind quarters: not the best idea, and is definitely a VERY BAD idea!
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:iconlordhoyle:
lordhoyle Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
So you honked the PRincess?
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ZephyrTheDragonlord Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
if looks could kill... celestisa would've slaughtered you...
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Rickomarr123 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Celestia must be thinking "WTF are you doing?" hahahaha
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G-Everet Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
As an addendum, I also maintain (as was stated way back on FA) that a valid method for dealing with the Lord of ~Shadows~ would be to turn out all the lights.
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:iconjardape:
jardape Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
The problem is that there is always light even when we think it is pitch black.
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, but my subconscious wanted a big action movie Faboom on the Michael Bayometer!
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G-Everet Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Which is, of course, totally fine as well~ B)
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G-Everet Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
The honk heard 'round Equestria...
I never fail to laugh when I read this one. <3
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The honk heard 'round Equestria...

Or at least the one that still echoes in Twilight's head.
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G-Everet Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
I think there's a lot of things echoing around her head like that since you (or more specifically, Petina) came to town~
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think there's a lot of things echoing around her head like that since you (or more specifically, Petina) came to town~

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Yeah and it won't get any better anytime soon. Petina and I sometimes joke about how many times Petina is probably getting mentioned in Twilight's letters to the Palace.
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G-Everet Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
There's probably a special, separate section of every letter letting the Princesses know what the little manifestation of chaos is up to~
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My friend, one does not simply grab the royal bum... no matter what sound effect it makes. :XD:

Well, sounds like you got a plan! Here's hoping the miniature sun and barrier idea holds water. :fingerscrossed:
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, sounds like you got a plan! Here's hoping the miniature sun and barrier idea holds water.

Or can stand the heat!
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
... darn, your Idiom is far more appropriate. ;)
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ardashir Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
I'm guessing that unexpectedly touching a pony's cutie mark comes under the heading of very bad manners in Equestria. That look Celly is shooting you! :rofl:
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well especially in public, and unless one is on very "friendly" terms and even in private it will often get you a hoof in the mouth.
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ardashir Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Can't say I'm surprised to hear that.
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Fundz64 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
all of Equestria's problems can be solved with a honk of Celestia's cutie-mark! :typerhappy:
HONKXSSS:music:
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
I wouldn't be caught dead trying to squeeze Celestia's flank.
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webkilla Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
we all want to poke celestia's flank :p
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:iconanzul:
anzul Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
hahaha that is one interesting "proposition" XD

but why did celestia CM make that sound??
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't know. No one knows why it did it, or why Petina's cutie mark routinely makes the old fashion "Kaching!" cash register sound effect if you poke it. For that matter if you bump my muzzle with your hoof it will often make this little "Beep!" sound. It is just part of the magic of this dreamscape. I have learn that sometimes it is best not to ask too many questions and just sit back and enjoy the show.
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anzul Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
well, thats odd XD
maybe its part of the whole "giving life to drawings" magic? i wonder if the same happened to paynes lol
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Could be...or it just be part of the fun it that dreamscape.
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:iconanzul:
anzul Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
well, i prefer the magic theory ;)
thats my way of having fun XD
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Ognimod Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
And there goes Petina's chance to suggest combining your magic, Cel's, and hers.

Do cutie marks make sounds in the show?
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Not to my knowledge, and only Petina's makes the routine "Kaching!" sound effect. I guess my subconscious decided a little bit of extra humor would spice up the scene!
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Ognimod Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
If there's a pony who should totally have a honking cutie mark, it's Pinkie =P
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Funny is that I don't think I have seen anyone poke Pinkie's cutie mark.....Hmmm, might need to fix that. If anypony would not be bothered by that it would be Pinkie.
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EarlMcClaw Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
If you do it in your dreamscape, be aware that it might only happen when you or Petina do the "poke," leaving the question open in the series.

(Amusing possibility -- touching Pinkie's cutie mark sounds like popping bubble wrap.)
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EarlMcClaw Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
And we come back to a very old comment of mine -- "Purge it! Purge it with light!"
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh it will get very bright in there. Very bright indeed.
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